Projects Involving Energy Storage may apply to be included in the Euro Network Plan

Energy storage project developers in Europe have until October 15 to apply to have their facilities included in the continental association of electricity transmission operators’ next ten-year network development plan (TYNDP). 

The European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) has opened the application window for projects in storage and transmission to be included in the TYNDP next year. 

Every two years, the ten-year plan is updated, and inclusion is required for infrastructure facilities to apply for designation as European projects of common interest (PCIs), which comes with funding benefits. After that, the European Commission selects which initiatives are eligible for PCI status. 

The draft ten-year network plan is being developed by ENTSO-E under the supervision of the European Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators, and the transmission system operators’ organization said last week that it expects to release its next plan for the public comment in the third quarter of next year. 

Before a decision is made on projects that meet the technical criteria for inclusion in the TYNDP, ENTSO-E will conduct a cost-benefit analysis. The commission will vote on the final version of the ten-year plan.